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native of Canada, Donald Sutherland was born in New Brunswick on July 27, 1934.
Raised in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, he took an early interest in the
entertainment industry, becoming a radio DJ by the time he was fourteen.
While an engineering student at the University of Toronto, he discovered
his love for acting and duly decided to pursue theatrical training. An
attempt to enroll at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art was
thwarted, however, because of his size (6'4") and idiosyncratic
looks. Not one to give up, Sutherland began doing British repertory
theatre and getting acting stints on television series like The Saint.
In 1964 the actor got his first big break, making his screen debut in the
Italian horror film Il Castello dei Morti Vivi (The Castle of the Living
Dead). His dual role as a young soldier and an old hag was enough to
convince various casting directors of a certain kind of versatility, and
Sutherland was soon appearing in a number of remarkably schlocky films,
including Dr. Terror's House of Horrors and Die! Die! Darling! (both
1965). A move into more respectable fare came in 1967, when Robert Aldrich
cast him as a retarded killer in the highly successful The Dirty Dozen. By
the early '70s, Sutherland had become something of a bonafide star, thanks
to lead roles in films like Start the Revolution without Me and Robert
Altman's MASH (both 1970). It was his role as Army surgeon Hawkeye Pierce
in the latter film that gave the actor particular respect and credibility,
and the following year he enhanced his reputation with a portrayal of the
titular private detective in Alan J. Pakula's Klute.
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